Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene is a huge thing people should want to keep in check. I mean you don’t want to walk around smelling gross or have a strong b.o right?

Everyday personal hygiene is basically about washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough and keeping clean. But there’s also a social side to dealing with personal things like body odor, smelly feet and bad breath.Here are a few great tips on how to manage your body odor as well as keeping your personal hygiene up to key.

Shower daily. This is the best way to get rid of any dirt, sweat, and germs that your body may have accumulated throughout the day.

Showering daily helps you feel, look, and smell your best throughout the day.
Use a loofah, sponge, or hand towel to gently scrub your entire body, removing dead skin cells and dirt. Remember to replace these items regularly as they can easily harbor bacteria.If you don’t want to wash your hair every day, then invest in a shower cap and wash your body with soap and water.
If you don’t have time to shower, then use a hand towel to rinse your face and underarms at the end of the day.

Brush your teeth every morning and evening. Regular tooth-brushing helps prevent gum disease. It is especially important to brush teeth after eating sweets or acidic foods that cause tooth erosion.

Wear deodorant. Antiperspirant helps control excessive sweat, while deodorant covers up unpleasant body odor caused by sweat.
If you choose not to wear deodorant on a daily basis (PLEASE DO!!), then consider wearing it on the days when you plan on sweating excessively, or for special occasions. Apply deodorant before playing sports, going to the gym, or attending a formal occasion.
If you don’t wear deodorant, then rinse your underarms with soap and water throughout the day to remove unpleasant odor. You guys should always be doing this, whether you wear deodorant or not!

Wash your clothes after wearing them. In general, shirts should be washed after every use, while pants and shorts can be worn a few times before they require washing. Use your best judgment to determine how often to wash your clothes. Remove any stains from your clothing before wearing them.Iron out wrinkles, and use a lint-remover to remove unwanted lint and hair from clothing. Or if you don’t have a lint-remover available.. use duct tape.. works like a charm!

Wash your hands with soap and water. This is one of the most important ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.Wash your hands after using the restroom; before, during, and after preparing food; before eating food; before and after caring for someone who is sick; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and after handling animals and/or animal waste.
Consider keeping a hand sanitizer with you at all times in case you can’t reach a bathroom to wash your hands. Especially if you’re in high school you don’t know what you’ll find.

In all just keep your personal hygiene up to stay healthy, smell good , and help others from smelling funk all the time. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at Tailwindadvice@gmail.com, we love hearing from you! Tune in next week for advice on senioritis. Have a great weekend!

-Tailwind Advice

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